I’m going to join a couple of more reading challenges for 2012. I had a lot of fun last year with this one, so I’m going take part in the 1st in a series challenge.

1st in a Series Challenge 2012

Here are the guidelines:

1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. If you’re not a blogger, you can post your reviews at a review site like Goodreads, LibraryThing, or Shelfari and link them up here.

2. There are four levels for this challenge:

* Series Novice: Read 3 books that are the first in any series.
* Series Lover: Read 6 books that are the first in any series.
* Series Expert: Read 12 books that are the first in any series.
* Series Fanatic: Read 20 books that are the first in any series.

You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you. Any genre counts. Any book format counts.

3. The challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2012.

4. You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2012.

5. A post will be created here where you can link-up your reviews and visit the reviews of other participants.

6. If you’re a blogger, write up a sign-up post that includes the URL to this post so that others can join in. Feel free to use the button! You can grab the code you need from the box in the right sidebar.

I’m aiming for the Expert level with 12 books.
I have a lot of these in my TBR and I plan to start a few series in audio, too. I tend to read fantasy, science fiction, and mystery.

Books read:
1, Kim Stanley Robinson: Red Mars
2, John Vornholt: A Time to be Born
3, Christoper Golden and Nancy Holder: Out of the Madhouse
4, H. Beam Piper: Little Fuzzy
5, Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games
6, Sue Grafton: A is for Alibi
7, Jennifer Estep: Spider’s Bite
8, Carolyn Crane: Mind Games
9, Barbara Hambly: Dragonsbane
10, Kevin Hearne: Hounded
11, Elizabeth A. Lynn: Watchtower
12, Tanya Huff: Blood Price
13, Liz Williams: Darkland
14, Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris: Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
15, Lois McMaster Bujold: Shards of Honor
16, Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge: Black and White
17, Rowena Cory Daniells: Besieged
18, Josh Lanyon: Fatal Shadows
19, Elizabeth Peters: Borrower of the Night
20, Susan Wittig Albert: Thyme of Death
21, K. A. Stewart: Devil in the Details
22, Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair